Empire of Gold

A History of the Byzantine Empire
Author(s): Thomas F. Madden
Genre: History
Imprint: Modern Scholar
CD - unabridged
Audio (7 discs)
Product Number: UC094
Released: Dec 21, 2006
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ISBN: #9781428132672
Narrator/s: Thomas F. Madden
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In Empire of Gold: A History of the Byzantine Empire, esteemed university professor Thomas F. Madden offers a fascinating series of lectures on the history of the remarkable culture and state that developed out of the ancient Roman Empire, particularly its eastern portion, throughout the Middle Ages. The story here therefore begins at an ending, that of the Roman Empire, in the third century AD, and continues over the next one thousand years. This new culture arising from the old will have a dramatic impact on western European culture and on the culture of the Islamic East, and most especially on the culture and modern history of Greeks, Greek Orthodox, and Russians, who were all very much affected by the Byzantine Empire. With incisive commentary, Professor Madden leads a discussion covering Justinian's reconquest of the West, the great city of Constantinople, and the aftermath and influence of this extraordinary empire.

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Author(s): Thomas F. Madden
Narrator(s): Thomas F. Madden
Genre: History
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Released: Mar 28, 2011
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Study Guide
Author(s): Thomas F. Madden
Genre: History
Product Number UT094
Released: Dec 27, 2006
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ISBN: #9781428132689

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"The Byzantine Empire began in the third century A.D., after the fall of the Roman Empire, and lasted for a thousand years. Christianity, persecuted in ancient Rome, achieved its ascendancy in the New Roman Empire that arose from the old. Professor Madden, a noted scholar of the Crusades, makes us comfortable in his classroom. His avuncular style is pleasing and helps make the material accessible. Come along on Madden's walking tour of ancient Constantinople and engage your imagination in a way only exceptional storytelling can. Ancient history comes alive like a historical novel, but the professor's passion is real. M.C. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"